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Cyprus is a beautiful island in the northeastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean with a population of approximately 700,000. The island has superb mountain scenery, forests, fascinating coastlines and beaches, and a rich historical and archaeological heritage bearing witness to its long and diverse history. Cyprus enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate with long dry summers from mid May to mid October and abundant sunshine throughout the year. The marvelous climate of the island offers endless opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy. The country's economy is booming and over the last few years, Cyprus has emerged as one of the leading business and financial centers in the region. The official languages of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish, but English is widely spoken. English is also the language of instruction in the Private Institutions of Tertiary Education for the vast majority of their programmes of study.

If you are planning to study in Cyprus then you have good reasons to do so:

Cyprus offers Quality education
Preparation of students to work in today’s global marketplace.
Safe, friendly environment at an affordable cost.
English is used mainly as the language of instruction
Pleasant Mediterranean climate
Located at the crossroad of Europe, Asia and Africa
Students can develop independence, maturity, an understanding of other cultures
Studying in Cyprus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
CAPITAL
Nicosia Cyprus, also known locally as Lefkosa (Turkish), is the capital and the largest city of Northern Cyprus.

AREA: 9,250 SQ KM (of which 3,355 SQ KM are in north Cyprus.

LANGUAGE: Greek, Turkish

RELIGION: Greet Orthodox, Muslim, Maronite

Continent: Europe

REPRESENTING INSTITUTIONS

University of Nicosia
American College
Inter Napa College (INC), Famagusta
Global College, Nicosia
Casa College, Nicosia
CTL Euro College, Larnaca
College of Tourism and Hotel Management, Nicosia
Kes College, Nicosia

Student FAQS

When can I apply for admission in Cyprus?
Cyprus follows the semester system of education. The academic year runs for two semesters and one summer session and you can apply for entry into either one of the semesters or the summer session. More specifically the starting dates and duration of the semesters and the summer session are:

Semesters/Sessions

Dates

Fall Semester 2010
27 September 2010 – 21 January 2011

Spring Semester 2011
31 January 2011 – 27 May 2011

Summer Session 2011
6 June 2011 – 22 July 2011

Which Courses are mostly offered to international student in Cyprus?
You may choose from the range of courses available in the different colleges and university of Cyprus. Courses like: Business Administration, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Secretarial Studies, MIS (Management Information System), Health Programs, Community programs are more in demand.

At what level a student may enrol?
Based upon your education qualification in your home country you may decide to enrol in a Diploma, Under Graduate and Post Graduate program in Cyprus.

What is the minimum English requirement to take admission?
English is not a criterion for taking admission in Colleges. All students will have to take the English Placement Test (EPT) in order to identify their level of English before starting studying the main course. Students who are weak in English will take intensive English courses in the first Semester. Students who have passed TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based total) or 213 (computer-based total), English GCSE 'O' Level with 'C' or IELTS with 6.5 will be exempt from the EPT.

Do I have to meet certain visa requirements as a international student?
Yes. you need to fulfil the minimum Education requirement, must have Admission Offer from the Course Provider, Police Character Certificate, Medical (Good Health) Certificate, Bank letter (Bank statement should be at least 9 Lac PKR), Passport copy, Affidavit of sponsor, Photographs.

Do i have to deposit the Full Tuition fee prior to my student visa approval?
No, you can pay the Tuition on or after your Visa Approval from the Consulate of Cyprus.

Do I have to attend Embassy Interview?
Yes. It is required to attend the Embassy interview at the Consulate of Cyprus, New Delhi, India on a given date.

Can a College help a student in arranging accommodation?
Yes. Colleges/Institutions can assist the students in finding from the range of accommodation from Halls of Residence, Private apartments to Student Apartments.

On Campus Residence Hall: The student can find residence Hall with fully furnished double and single rooms with central heating and cleaning services. The Residence Hall has kitchen facilities, laundry room.

Private Apartments: The College can arrange private apartments which are situated in quiet neighbourhoods just off the College campus and located just 900 meters away from campus. Each apartment has its own living and dining area, kitchen and bathroom, which are fully furnished with single beds, desks, book shelves, chest of drawers, wardrobes, dining table & chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, oven and refrigerator. All apartments have controlled heating and air conditioning units. The contract period for the Wisdom House Apartments is one year and the contract period for Harmony House is nine months.

Are the Programs of Study offered to international students accredited by the Cyprus Ministry of Education?
The Programs of Study offered by EUC are fully accredited and therefore recognized by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

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